Regardless of the contentions facing the origin of cocktail, it is clear that it’s a drink for the fortification of the inner man. The acceptance of cocktail has grown over the years with many recipes and cocktail types being churned out. Jerry Thomas in his book titled “How to Mix Drinks”; and “The Bon Vivant’s Companion” was the first promising detailed recipes on cocktail.
In terms of classification, cocktail recipes are subtly grouped according to the mood or occasion and they are classified as classic cocktails, recipes by spirit, recipes by theme and cocktail recipes by occasion. Obviously, the cocktail is indeed for the strong. Think you’re strong enough for the challenge? Then this cocktail quiz is yours to dismantle. Give it a try and see how much you know.